Calling all athletes! For kids who want to play sports all.day.long or hone their skills for the fall season, we rounded up the best in class sports summer camps in Bergen County NJ for the little athlete in your house.
The Gagasphere: Keep your kids moving all summer long playing everyone's favorite camp activity– Gaga. Based on a 3,100 square foot, air-conditioned facility, boys and girls will enjoy action-packed days filled with Gaga Tournaments, Obstacle Courses, Team building activities, Crafts and so much more. Each week there is a field trip to Cipher Seekers for ages 10+. All games are inclusive and can be adapted to all ages and abilities. Lead by Hillsdale's PE teacher, Elizabeth Carr, your child will go gaga all summer long! (140 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, 201-445-2546, Entering 1st - 7th grade; camp runs the weeks of 6/26, 7/3 (3 days), 8/21 and 8/28, 9am-1pm. $199/week (except the week of 7/3 is prorated).
West Rock Indoor All Sports Camp and Basketball Camp: This air-conditioned, state-of-the-art facility, boasting over 24,000 square feet, equipped with 6 har-tru tennis courts, 2 regulation size basketball courts plus 4 indoor turf fields will get your little athlete super excited for summer. For kids who love to play all sports all the time, WRI's All-Sports Summer Camp is right up their alley. Those who want to specifically focus on improving their b-ball skills can up their game in WRI's Basketball Summer Camp. Throw in highly trained professional sports instructors and fun theme days like Color War, Relay Races, Olympics, and Field Day and you’ve got a recipe for a perfect summer. (21 Pralle Lane (at Route 304), Nanuet, NY, 845-623-3636; ages 4–6 for All Sports Junior Camp, ages 6–15 for All Sports Camp and Basketball Camp; camp runs from June 25-August 24, 9am–3pm and 9am–12:00pm (for All Sports Jr. Camp only), weekly sessions available, early drop off and late pick up available, multi-week discount available; pricing starts at $199/week (All Sports Jr. Camp) and $199/week (All Sports and Basketball Camps) if you register before April 30)
Northern Valley Sports Academy: Based in their 17,500 sq. ft. fully climate-controlled facility, your sports-loving kid will love the All-Sports Camp which will teach them skills and sportsmanship in a fun, positive social setting. Kids at all skill levels will enjoy a new and different experience each day, keeping them engaged through activities, games and team building such as relay races, obstacle courses, color war, dodgeball, gaga and more. Plus campers will have fun participating in traditional sports like soccer, baseball, basketball and lacrosse with the opportunity to choose a sport to focus on for further instruction from a counselor that specializes in that sport. (100 Oakland Ave., Closter, NJ, 201-750-3275, ages 5–13; camp runs from June 25 – August 24, 9am–4pm or 9am–12:30 pm; check the website for pricing information, multiple week and sibling discounts available. Pricing varies based on how many weeks. Starting at $475 per child per week for 1 week. Sign up by May 1, 2018, to get the early bird and group discount.
World Class Soccer Camp: It's soccer mania all summer long at this specialized soccer training program with weeks offered at the best local fields all over Bergen County NJ. Expect top trainers and elite players and a day chock full of skills and drills and competitive play to have them ready for fall's soccer season. (Camp runs from June 26–September 1, $295/week, multiweek discounts available, various locations throughout Bergen County, click here for application)
TGA Premier Golf and Tennis Camps: TGA Premier Sports Camps focus on providing a fun atmosphere for a youth of all ages and skill levels to further develop their passion for tennis or golf, build friendships and create lifelong memories. GA camps are day camps at tennis facilities, school-based camps, and camps in conjunction with other youth organizations. The camps are staffed by certified TGA instructors who focus on improving each camper’s skills and ensuring that they have fun by experiencing success through expertly designed lesson plans. (Golf locations include Mahwah, Emerson, Rockleigh, River Vale, Tennis locations include Farleigh Dickenson in Teaneck and St. Joe’s High School Montvale, exact dates, times and pricing vary based on each program – visit website or call 201-230-9502 for more information)
Wyckoff YMCA Elite Competitive Camps: Is your young athlete ready to take their skills to the next level? Under the direction of Pat O’Hagan, campers will have a blast meeting new friends while practicing drills, techniques, strategies, and scrimmage play to enhance the skills of serious club and league players alike. Now offering football, basketball, girls volleyball, and soccer camps for kids in 2nd Grade and up. (691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, 201-891-2081, ages 2nd–12th grade, weekly sessions, full day (9am–2:30pm) and half day (9am–12pm) available, visit website for more information on dates and pricing)
Sports Camps at the Superdome: The massive Waldwick activities mecca offers an all sports day camp for kids who love playing a variety of sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, dodgeball, kickball, wiffleball and so much more. Arts and Crafts and other non-sport activities are also available throughout the day. For kids who want to focus on improving their soccer skills, can partake in their Soccer Camp where they will have to opportunity to learn top coaches, refine their skills under the dome and on outdoor fields while making friends and having fun. (134 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, 201-444-7660, ages 3–14, all sports camp runs June 25–August 31, weekly sessions, full day (9am–3pm) and half day (9am–12pm) available, aftercare available, pricing starts at $199/week for a half day and $299/week for a full day, multiple week discounts available, visit the website for more information on specific schedules)
Goatgear Basketball: If you have a mini-baller on your hands, Goatgear Basketball Camps will keep them competitive with week-long camps in the Ridgewood/Glen Rock area. Known to bring in expert college and professional trainers to work with the kids makes it a fun, learning experience. Days are jammed-packed with fitness, skills drills, games and contests (free throw and one-on-one) to keep your kid engaged plus low counselor to camper ratios ensure safety and good training. (Bethlehem Lutheran Church,155 Linwood Ave, Ridgewood, 201-652-4477, ages 5–15, camp runs from June 18–August 31, weekly sessions, 9am–3pm, half day options available from 9am-12pm, before and after care available, pricing starts at $325/week full day multi-week // half day option is $195/week and sibling discounts available)